Northern Drainages

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Northern Drainages

Submitted By: Dobish on March 21, 2010

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Russell Peak South Shoulder

The south shoulder is one of the more difficult faces of Russell peak, because even though there are more options, there are also a lot more dangers. There are tight couliors, cliffs, and lots of exposure if the snow is not right.  Depending upon the conditions, these lines can be completely filled in, or very exposed.  They heat up pretty quick due to the sun in the spring, so you want to be careful up there.  If you want to ski the south shoulder and you need an escape route, look south to Oatmeal Bowl for other options.

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The northern drainages of Big Cottonwood Canyon are much more subtle than their southern counterparts. They are less steep, more rounded and friendly looking, and have a lot more sun. There is mellow tree skiing, more open terrain, and shorter tours. The elevation rarely gets over 10,000ft.

How to Get There

take 190 east out of Salt Lake City. The stuff on the left is the northern drainages. Round trips are on 5-8 miles on average.

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